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Adding carefully that although this might sound like “a piece of feminist petulance” to some, Morgan hoped to convince her readers that her semantic point vitiated much of the “speculation” concerning the evolutionary origins of humanity.
TARZAN WASN’T FOR HER - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSERIKA LORRAINE MILAMJUNE 2, 2021NAUTILUS
For the past four years, during Rico’s steady ascent to national stardom, some have heard her charismatic petulance as a punk-rock echo, and that’s one way to calibrate your ears to her musical nya-nya.
RICO NASTY WILL SHOW YOU WHAT MISCHIEF SOUNDS LIKECHRIS RICHARDSDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Quick, nervous, and lithe in his movements, the natural petulance of his disposition manifested itself in his every gesture.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Petulance and a false notion of dignity led them to neglect their duty to their country and their party.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Margaret, who neither wanted sense nor feeling, wiped her tears hastily, and asked her patroness's forgiveness for her petulance.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
"Of course we shall," said May, with a suspicion of petulance.
A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
A university training does not necessarily transform petulance into ripe wisdom.
HUMANLY SPEAKINGSAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
Only once did she show anger, and then it was with a quiet dignity of displeasure, far removed from petulance or impatience.
A HEROINE OF FRANCEEVELYN EVERETT-GREEN
It was not, as United States opinion imagined, merely childish petulance or the whining of a poor loser.
THE CANADIAN DOMINIONOSCAR D. SKELTON
She smiled at him again—a pitying smile, as if she regretted the petulance of his manner, and turned to the chairman.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
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